Archive for 'Opinion'

Senior Corner: Beat the heat—Tips on staying cool during the summer heat

Senior Corner: Beat the heat—Tips on staying cool during the summer heat

By Diana Reynoso In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, generally 10 degrees or more above average, [...]

Your View: Primary was not a referendum on Euille’s tenure

Your View: Primary was not a referendum on Euille’s tenure

By Dennis Auld, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Having spent a portion of my career working for a newspaper, I understand and respect Mrs. Dunbar’s right, as publisher, to present her position on any subject. [...]

Your View: Arguments against Euille’s write-in campaign don’t hold water

Your View: Arguments against Euille’s write-in campaign don’t hold water

By Mark E. Sloan, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I have been amazed at the number of conversations suggesting that Mayor Bill Euille should simply “fall in line” and “endorse the primary winner.” I am [...]

Your View: City must manage parking better

Your View: City must manage parking better

By Chris Hubbard, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The writer of “Alexandria needs cap-and-trade parking” (August 13) suggested that residents be limited to one car per family for street parking. Besides being rather presumptuous, the [...]

Our View: TSA is a big win for the West End

Our View: TSA is a big win for the West End

(Photo/Alexandria Economic Development Partnership) Local government and business leaders celebrated last week as the federal government announced that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration soon would call Alexandria home, and rightfully so. The announcement, which is the [...]

Your View: City debt is a real and growing problem

Your View: City debt is a real and growing problem

By William A. Goff, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The topic of city fiscal mismanagement has been a familiar theme of citizen rhetoric for the past year. With the city elections less than three months [...]

Alexandria in Action: Vote — it’s your responsibility

Alexandria in Action: Vote — it’s your responsibility

By John Porter “The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government.” This quote from Thomas Jefferson rings as true today as at any time in history. And with our country basically [...]

Your View: Write-in campaign would bring out the worst in politics

Your View: Write-in campaign would bring out the worst in politics

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: It’s difficult to understand the response of some of our local politicians to the voting outcome that put Allison Silberberg in the running to be the next [...]

Your View: Alexandria needs cap-and-trade parking

Your View: Alexandria needs cap-and-trade parking

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: City Councilor Justin Wilson’s quest for obscure regulations found another one to redress. Like the hapless Confederate soldier statue that inspired a spirited dialogue to re-write history, [...]

Our View: Kudos to Alexandria City Public Schools for outstanding SOL scores

Our View: Kudos to Alexandria City Public Schools for outstanding SOL scores

(File photo) So, which do you want first: the good news, or the really, really good news? Happily for Alexandria City Public Schools students, parents and educators — and for city taxpayers — results of the [...]